Load up your USB drive before you visit your parents

We talked about this on our podcast this week, but we wanted to do this up here before a lot of people leave home to spend Thursday fixing their family's computers.

Here's what we're putting on our USB drive before we leave for Tofurky Day (don't laugh, it's Seattle).

First, turn on the Windows Firewall (Double click the Network connection in the task bar > Properties > Advanced > Settings > Turn on Firewall).
Run Anti-Spyware, free from LavaSoft.
Run Anti-Virus, we like this free one from GriSoft.
Run Windows Update.
Get a new Browser, FireFox.
Get Skype.

Got other suggestions and advice? Post up in the comments.

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